This event was held on April 21st.  Over 70 residents were given trolley rides of Shrewsbury’s architectural interest points ending in a private tour of the Kenrick Seminary.  Much thanks to Debbie King and Felicity Buckley who spearheaded the event.  As always, thanks also to the Shrewsbury Parks and Rec workers, the Shrewsbury Historical Society and the Shrewsbury Centennial Committee who donated their time and talents on the day of the event.

Special thanks to Architect Garen Miller for donating countless hours in providing the information for the tour and to Mark Riti for narrating the tour aboard the trolley.

There is a link in the text below to download the booklet from the event.

Click to see Photos from the House and Seminary Tour

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On April 21st, The Shrewsbury Centennial Committee is hosting its second event of the year.  The main focus of this event will be an Architectural Tour of Shrewsbury consisting of more that a dozen homes plus the Kenrick Seminary.

Local architect Garen Miller AIA has provided an in-depth narrative of the architectural styles of these houses while current and past owners added personal insight to the history of the homes themselves.  There will be three trolley tours (already sold out, sorry) starting at 12:30 that will be narrated by Shrewsbury’s own Mark Riti.  For those of you who were not lucky enough to score a free trolley ticket, a free PDF of the tour is available here for you to download, print and follow on your own.  Please note, only those on the trolley tour will be allowed into the Kenrick Seminary and the homes are only to be viewed from the outside.  Please do not ask home owners if you can enter their homes, the insides are not part of the tour.

Tour Booklet (13.5 Mb file)

In addition to the architectural tour, from noon until 4pm the ballroom at the Shrewsbury City Center will once again display many of the historical items of Shrewsbury’s past.  The Timeline that was created for the Kickoff Event will again be on display as well.  The ballroom will be open to all citizens and will feature live music from our local high school bands.  Light food and drink will be served in the ballroom.